Simon Youth Foundation to Provide $1 Million in Scholarships across the Country

2016ScholarshipImage-MapSimon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England announced today, that this year, living near a Simon property could help a graduating senior pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, has begun looking for a graduating senior who live within 50 miles of a Simon property.

Each year, Simon Youth Community Scholarships are awarded in every community across the country that is home to Simon Malls, Mills, or Premium Outlets. The application period has begun and ends on March 1, 2016.

Students can apply online by visiting syf.org/scholarships.

Any student who will be graduating in the class of 2016 and lives within 50 miles of a Simon property is eligible. Recipients will receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school.

In addition, ten regional awards called “Awards of Excellence” will be given to top candidates. The regions eligible are Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, Orange County (CA), Orlando, and Seattle/Tacoma. Students from these areas will have the opportunity to receive a $10,000 award ($2,500 for up to four years).

SYF will also award 25 scholarships to students graduating in the class of 2016 who live within 50 miles of any Premium Outlets mall nationwide. No more than one scholarship will be awarded per property. Recipients will receive up to $1,500 to enroll in an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school. In addition, an “Award of Excellence” will be given to the top candidate from among the scholarship applicants that represent the nationwide Premium Outlets locations. That student will receive a $10,000 award ($2,500 for up to four years).

In 2015, the Simon Youth Foundation awarded $1.2 million to 300 students nationwide.

“The cost of college continues to rise, and SYF is proud to partner with Simon Malls and Simon Premium Outlets in New England to award scholarships that will remove some of the financial obstacles that could otherwise prevent a student from achieving the dream of a college education,” said Michael Durnil, SYF President and CEO.

The 2016 SYF Community Scholarship recipients will be selected by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS), a third-party administrator. Students are selected based on a variety of criteria, including financial need, academic performance, leadership skills and participation in school and community activities. Those students who are the first in their family to pursue a post-secondary education will also be given close consideration.

Recipients will be notified in May.

Simon Properties in New England:
Auburn Mall
385 Southbridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
http://www.simon.com/mall/auburn-mall

Burlington Mall
75 Middlesex Turnpike
Burlington, MA 01803
http://www.simon.com/mall/burlington-mall

Cape Cod Mall
769 Iyannough Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
http://www.simon.com/mall/cape-cod-mall

Copley Place
100 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
http://www.simon.com/mall/copley-place

Emerald Square Mall
999 S Washington Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760
http://www.simon.com/mall/emerald-square

Kittery Premium Outlets
375 U.S. 1
Kittery, ME 03904
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/kittery

Lee Premium Outlets
17 Premium Outlets Boulevard
Lee, MA 01238
http://premiumoutlets.com/outlet/lee

Liberty Tree Mall
100 Independence Way
Danvers, MA 01923
http://www.simon.com/mall/liberty-tree-mall

Merrimack Premium Outlets
80 Premium Outlets Boulevard
Merrimack, NH 03054
http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/merrimack

Northshore Mall
210 Andover Street
Peabody, MA 01960
http://www.simon.com/mall/northshore-mall

Pheasant Lane Mall
310 Daniel Webster Highway
Nashua, NH 03060
http://www.simon.com/mall/pheasant-lane-mall

Solomon Pond Mall
601 Donald Lynch Boulevard
Marlborough, MA 01752
http://www.simon.com/mall/solomon-pond-mall

South Shore Plaza
250 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 02184
http://www.simon.com/mall/south-shore-plaza

Square One Mall
1201 Broadway
Saugus, MA 01906
http://www.simon.com/mall/square-one-mall

The Mall at Fox Run
50 Fox Run Road
Newington, NH 03801
http://www.simon.com/mall/the-mall-at-fox-run

The Mall at Rockingham Park
99 Rockingham Park Boulevard
Salem, NH 03079
http://www.simon.com/mall/the-mall-at-rockingham-park

The Mall of New Hampshire
1500 S Willow Street
Manchester, NH 03103
http://www.simon.com/mall/the-mall-of-new-hampshire

The Shops at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
http://www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-at-chestnut-hill

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
1 Premium Outlet Boulevard
Wrentham, MA 02093
http://premiumoutlets.com/outlet/wrentham-village

About SYF
SYF is a national non-profit that partners with public school districts to open dropout recovery academies inside Simon shopping malls. The organization now has 27 Simon Youth Academies in 12 states. In the organization’s 17-year history, more than 13,000 students have earned their diploma and more than $13 million in scholarships have been awarded.